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Hello everyone, I had blue illuminated door sills installed on my black F today!! They really compliment the "blue" them of the F!!
 

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They look really good. Where did you get them? Do you know if they had to do much new wiring to get them to work? I had a IS350 with the luxury package on it and it had the white background and I really liked them. Made for a great cool factor at night :)
 

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Wow, that looks awesome! Did you do the install yourself or did you have it done? Where did you get the sills?
 

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that looks simply awesome! if you dont mind...can you list everything you needed in order to do that mod? I want that exact setup lol...sorry i will admit it...i am a biter lol...but damn man...that is just sick! VERY impressed here. hats off here.
 

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Glad you guys like them as much as I do!!! To answer some questions:

You can purchase the door sills here:

http://www.sewellpartsonline.com/parts_detail.asp?id=89644&nbc=Y

When I purchased them a couple of weeks ago, they had a promo going. If you use code "ILLUMINATE" during the checkout, it drops the price to about $155.00... then add shipping.

As far as install, I can do simple things like switch out interior lights to LED (which I did), but these door sills are not Plug-n-Play for the F. Anything that requires re-wiring I will not do, I'd rather pay someone. Anyway, I had it installed at my Lexus dealership. Now, according to some threads in the vendor section at clublexus, it sounded like it was just a simple re-wire process that would take 30 min. to do. What my dealership told me is that for the F, they had to rebuild a whole new wire harness for both doors to be able to do this. Is this true?...I don't know. So, they initially wanted to charge me $400+ to install!!!! Well, I wasn't going for that, so after some "gentle" persuasion, I got them down to $120 for the install. I think the install for these on the F is more involved because they worked on my car for about 4 hours.

So, if you guys know someone that is handy with electrical stuff, you may want to have them take a crack at it. You can probably get this done for much cheaper. For me, having it done at the dealership gives me peace of mind, that's all. I hope this helps.
 

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Thanks for all the info, it is a huge help! :cool:
 

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On the Lexus detailed specs on the web site for 08 IS-Fs indicated that they had illuminated door sills. I never could figure out why mine didn't work...LOL.

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I know, these should come standard on the IS-F!
 

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On the Lexus detailed specs on the web site for 08 IS-Fs indicated that they had illuminated door sills. I never could figure out why mine didn't work...LOL.

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08 Smoky Granite Mica IS-F
Hmmm...Maybe I should take mine back to the dealership and tell them to fix it! I wonder if they would since it was indicated as a "standard" part of the car...:rolleyes:
 

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Hmmm...Maybe I should take mine back to the dealership and tell them to fix it! I wonder if they would since it was indicated as a "standard" part of the car...:rolleyes:
Unfortunately they have that disclaimer about specifications subject to change without notice. I'm sure they would invoke that one :)

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Looks great !! If it truely takes 4 hours to do, and all you paid is $120 for labor, you did really good. Our hourly labor rate is $90 an hour !
 

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Yeah, I was able to negotiate down to 1 hour of labor charge. Here in Dallas, the labor is $138/hour at my Lexus dealership. I was expecting to pay this. But, when I went to pay the charge, it ended up only being $120. Even better!
$90/hour is great!! That's what I used to pay at the Nissan dealership when I had a Nissan Maxima.
 

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Yeah, I was able to negotiate down to 1 hour of labor charge. Here in Dallas, the labor is $138/hour at my Lexus dealership. I was expecting to pay this. But, when I went to pay the charge, it ended up only being $120. Even better!
$90/hour is great!! That's what I used to pay at the Nissan dealership when I had a Nissan Maxima.

$138 and hour, what Dallas dealership are you going to? :eek: The one I frequent in Dallas is only $100 an hour and the one in Austin is $90 :D
 

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Sewell Dallas on Lemmon Ave.
 
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